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Monday, July 28, 2014
Notes: Evolution - Answers in Genesis
Speaker Dr. Terry Mortenson at
Calvary Chapel Tustin
July 28, 2014
Noah's Flood - four views of the flood
1. Historic global catastrophe
2. Historical local catastrophe
3. Historical global peaceful flood
He is focusing on the fact that it was a global catastrophe
Genesis 6:7,13 KJV
 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
Genesis 7:1 KJV
 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
The ark was not a little floating bathtub!
It was one and a half football fields long and half a football field wide. It was about the size of 500 eighteen-wheel trucks.
Character of the flood, it was to destroy the Earth.
Genesis 7:11 KJV
 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
The flood lasted a whole year.
The primary source of the water was probably from fountains of the great deep. Which was most likely some sort of earthquake.
Depth of the flood;
Genesis 7:19-20 KJV
 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.  Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
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Duration of Flood
Landing of Ark
Command to repopulate the earth.
All of the people of earth came from the 8 people on the ark.
Billions I'd dead things buried in rock layers layer down by water all over the earth.
Millions of years is really Noah's flood.
Early 18th Century views of earth history
1. Biblical/traditional view earth is 6000 years.
2. Catastrophist view millions of years.
3. Uniformitarian view millions of years, slow gradual change if earth. Started in 1840 at the university level, it was training that this was the correct view.
Quote from a famous British geologist Derek Ager. "We have allowed ourselves to be brain washed into avoiding any interpretation of the past that involves extreme and what might be termed catastrophic"
One said geography is more made up in our minds then in nature.
Anti biblical views come with an old earth.
Biblical views support a young earth.
"Fossilization is a process that can take anything from a few hours to millions of years." This was a quote from an evolutionist, which clearly the second half could not be observed.
How long does it take to form and erode rocks? Professor Coleman said the rock was forming faster than anybody had ever believed possible. With one stone creating itself in 6 months.
How long for erosion? It was proposed that the The Scablands in Washington were eroded in one to two weeks.
The dogma of geologist is Unitarianism.
He says most people are looking through the wrong lenses.
Lack of erosion.
Living ocean bottom ecology
Lack of life disturbance interface
Evidence of Transport
No tree roots
No animal fossils
What about radio metric dating methods?
5 eruptions in 1949 to 1975 in New Zealand - those rocks were dated to be about 2.5 million years old.
St Helen rocks were dated to be 340,000 to 2.8 million years old - we saw them made 12 years prior.
Using radioisotope dating is using assumptions.
Romans 1:21-22 KJV
 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Which authority do you believe?
Infallible word of holy god.
Fallible opinions of sinful men.
Most of the world does not believe the literal interpretation of the Bible.
The more you tell a lie often enough you will believe it.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 KJV
 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
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Matthew 24:37-39 KJV
 But as the days of Noe were , so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
2 Peter 3:3-4 KJV
 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
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